Work continues on area's stimulus projects

While Congress and the public debate the effectiveness of the federal stimulus program, works goes on around Northeast Mississippi.
And the state has received less than a quarter of the $1.7 billion expected under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
That means, said Randy Kelley of the Three Rivers Planning and Development District in Pontotoc, “a lot of this is still in the pipeline.”
Here are the projects that were under way as of Oct. 30, as listed on www.recovery.com. Projects with an asterisk use other federal funds in addition to the stimulus money.

ABERDEEN
– $230,207 – resurfacing 0.6 miles of streets.
Est. jobs created – 3

ALGOMA
– $438,700 – new street construction
Est. jobs created – 5

AMORY
– $500,000 – resurfacing 0.868 miles
$50,076 local match
Est. jobs created – 5

BIGGERSVILLE
– $469,173 – Volunteer Fire Department
$469,173 local match from Rienzi
Est. jobs created – 5

BOONEVILLE
– $421,800 – metal poles, mast arms at four intersections *
Est. jobs created – 5
– Other projects aided – Booneville Housing Authority roof replacement, improvements at Sunflower Apartments

CORINTH
– $618,980 – road resurfacing 1.8 miles *
Est. jobs created – 7
$22,9928 local funds
– Other projects aided – educational equipment for Alcorn School District

JUMPERTOWN
– $107,000 – renovation, rehab, historic preservation of municipal buildings
Est. jobs created – 1

NEW ALBANY
– $272,983 – roadway improvements 0.5 miles
Est. jobs created – 3

OXFORD
– $1,248,200 – resurfacing on four roads, 2.33 miles *
Est. jobs created – 14
$165,265 local funds

PONTOTOC
– $188,508 – road resurfacing 0.32 miles
Est. jobs created – 2

RIPLEY
– $196,582 – road improvements 0.48 miles
Est. jobs created – 2

STARKVILLE
– $937,328 – New fire station
Est. jobs created – 10
– $1,075,090 – road resurfacing 4.0 miles *
Est. jobs created – 12
$58,061 local funds

TUPELO
– $375,000 to $425,000 – National Park Service surface improvements from Tupelo to North Carolina
Est. jobs created – 5
– $3.7 million – Itawamba Community College, Tupelo, work force center renovation
Est. jobs created – 40
– $356,068 – engineering, inspection services on Eason Boulevard bridge project
Est. jobs created – 4
– $181,200 – City of Tupelo energy efficiency grant
Est. jobs created – 2
– $2,737,362 – Eason bridge work *
Est. jobs created – 30
$105,149 local funds
– $442,500 – airport terminal rehabilitation
Est. jobs created – 5
– Other projects aided – Tupelo Schools laptop computer project, Lee County Schools equipment and installation

WEST POINT
– $490,500 – road improvements 0.76 miles
Est. jobs created – 5
$10,933 local funds

Patsy R. Brumfied/NEMS Daily Journal